Why are small class sizes important?
I’ve worked in two completely contrasting schools! One school I worked in had 8 children in a class, another had 30+. While working in a small school, I recognised the importance of small class sizes. The amount of progress a pupil made in a smaller class was clearly evident compared to the progress made in a bigger class. You can build up excellent relationships with pupils when you have the time to get to know them, find out their individual needs and plan lessons with this in mind.
I found that each pupil felt valued, part of the group and that they had a place in the classroom. This is so important! Take a look below for other reasons why we only teach with 8 children in a class.